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Forts
Ahivantgad
Bhimashankar
Bhivgad
Bitangad
Chavand
Dhak Bahiri
Dhodap
Gorakhgad
Hadsar
Harishchandragad
Jivdhan
Kalsubai
Karnala
Korigad
Kothligad
Kulanggad
Lohgad
Mahipatgad
Mahuli
Makarandgad
Manikgad
Matheran
Mulher
Naneghat
Pratapgad
Purandar
Raigad
Rajgad
Rajmachi
Rasalgad
Ratangad
Rohida
Salher
Shri Malang Gad
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Trekking
Material
Kothligad
 At a Glance
Trek Kothligad
Alias Peth Killa
Type Hill Fort
District Raigad
Height above mean sea level 1550 feet
Base Village Ambivali
Minimum Duration 1 Day
Region Karjat
Transport Get down at Karjat by train. From Karjat catch a bus (1 st bus at ~ 8.15 am) for Ambivali (~ 25 km). From Ambivali a trek of about a 1 hrs will take you to village Peth, from which a hr trek will take you to the top.
Time to reach the top About 2 hours
Water Availability Water could be availed from the village Peth or a cistern at the top.
Best season to visit October to May
Sights to visit Old carved den, darwaja and rock cut steps. Good scenery around.
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Den at the top
 Location

Kothaligad This small fort (~1500ft.) is situated to the east of Karjat & is one of the famous treks of Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing.

It has a large cave, good enough for a night stay. Another interesting feature is the pinnacle which is carved from inside, made into a staircase to reach at the top. It is also called the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base.

To get to Kothligad one has to first reach Karjat. Karjat can be reached by central railway local trains. Karjat to Ambivali (base village) S.T buses are available, first bus from Karjat to Ambivali is at 8:15 a.m. From Ambivali top of Kothligad can be reached via Peth in two and half hours.

 
 Precaution
Cave on Kothaligad

One should not face serious water problem since water could be taken either from Ambivali or Peth village.

 
 Sight Seeing
Waterfall

The cave and the carved pinnacle is worth seeing.From the top of the pinnacle look out for Bhimashankar towards north, Dhak Bahiri & Rajmachi towards south-west.

 
 Note
   All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan
 Contact
   cdeepan@gmail.com                        Deepan Ashok Choudhary
   abhijit.avalaskar@gmail.com            Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar
   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005